PhD student in Trade Law and Public Finances
Scholarship: Summer Course on WTO and EU Trade Law (419B12)
Trier, 8 July – 12 July 2019
“The practical approach was only possible due to the case studies that were presented to us and due to the knowledge of the excellent panel of speakers.”
What is your legal background, your current occupation and country of work?
I am a Portuguese PhD student, specialising in Economic Law Sciences and currently working on my PhD thesis.
How do you use European law in your current work?
European Law is one of the subjects which I have specialised in and use in my everyday work. Trade Law and Public Finances are my biggest areas of interest. More specifically, I am currently doing research and writing an article (to be published by the end of 2019) on "Deep Integration and Supply Chains".
As one of the main points of my article will be a comparison study between three of EU free trade agreements, I see this course as a great opportunity to develop my research and to exchange ideas with other participants.
What is your motivation for attending this particular event?
Within the research projects I have worked in the past and looking at the special times we are currently experiencing within the EU, I always try to study the EU’s perspective or position in the given matter whether it is trade related or economic related.
How did you benefit from the scholarship?
The scholarship for the Summer Course on Trade Law provided me with new insights and a new perspective including a practical one on the main issues that the EU is now facing, especially the ones related to the Trade Defence Instruments, Customs Law and the EU Investment Policy. The practical approach was only possible due to the case studies that were presented to us and due to the knowledge of the excellent panel of speakers.